Vintage gelatin silver contact print photograph 10 x 8 inches. Slight silvering along the edges, light wear at the corners and a subtle dimple near the bottom. Blindstamped "Nicholas Muray, New York" near the bottom right corner. Stamped in ink on the blank reverse "PHOTO BY MURAY" and "MRS. NICKOLAS, 2401 RIVER RD., PT. PLEASANT, NEW JERSEY." Very good. Item #53137
This vintage portrait has remarkable shadow detail and a full and rich tonal range.
Vanity Fair commissioned Muray to photograph G. B. Shaw in honor of his seventieth birthday. The portrait session produced 23 negatives. A similar portrait from this sitting was reproduced in the magazine, November, 1926.